Roads Were not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring download free [PDF and Ebook] by Carlton Reid

Roads Were not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring download free [PDF and Ebook] by Carlton Reid year 2015
  • Book name: Roads Were not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring
  • Author: Carlton Reid
  • Release date: 2015/9/14
  • Publisher: ISLAND PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781610916899
  • Rating: 8.18 of 10
  • Votes: 148
  • Review by: Emmy Short
  • Review rating: 8.27 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/27
  • Total pages: 360
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The coming of the railways in the 1830s killed off the stage-coach trade; almost all rural roads reverted to low-level local use. Cyclists were the first group in a generation to use roads and were the first to push for high-quality leadership for roads. They were also the first promoters of motoring; the first motoring journalists had first been cycling journalists; and there was a transfer of technology from cycling to motoring without which cars as we know them wouldn't exist! 64 car marques, including Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC, had bicycling beginnings. Roads Were Not Built for Cars is a history book, focussing on a time when cyclists had political clout, in Britain and especially in America. The book researches the Roads Improvement Association - a lobbying group created by the Cyclists' Touring Club in 1886 - and the Good Roads movement organised by the League of American Wheelmen in the same period.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H53M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: City & Town Planning - Architectural Aspects, Urban & Municipal Planning, Road & Motor Vehicles, Transport Planning & Policy, Social & Cultural History, Motor Cars
  • Available formats: TCR, RB, FB2, PDF, EPUB, WORD, TXT, DOC. Compressed in ARC, RAR, IMG, CBC, ZIP
  • Download servers: Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Hightail, Uploaded, Mediafire
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 37.69 USD
  • Dimensions: 204x254x20.32mm
  • Weight: 771.11g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Washington, United States
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